98% Fly Days. Great Canadian Heli-Skiing Experiences Just 2 Down Days A Season!
We have an enviable record of just 2 down days in a season. In other regions, 2 down days is often the weekly average! Across our tenure, snowfall is predictably abundant and weather predictably stable. Located in the world-famous powder belt of B.C.’s Interior, we receive huge quantities of snow: 46 ft (14 m) of super-light, dry, blower powder every winter! Most of this snow falls overnight, when temperatures and humidity dip. This makes our snow some of the driest on the planet, and creates a powder paradise during daylight hours.
Lodge Location – Heather Mountain Lodge is inside our terrain. This means many of our best runs are just a short flight away — it takes just 60 seconds to reach “Outrageous,” for example. If it’s snowing heavily with some clear breaks, we are able to get out to these runs quickly and safely. This wouldn’t be possible if our lodge was in a town, or if the terrain was a long flight away.
Burnt Forests – Our guests love our burnt-treed terrain. This is where a forest fire has destroyed all the undergrowth and small branches, leaving nicely spaced stands of trees. The lightest and fluffiest snow is found in the trees, as it is protected from the sun and wind. Our steeper slopes are in the burnt forests where snow stability is often the best. We often ski this type of terrain when it is snowing heavily, as the black tree trunks provide our amazing pilots with points of reference for safe flying. Plus, they’ll help you navigate while skiing!
Small Groups – The guides love managing small groups because they are very mobile. When it is snowing heavily and we are unable to fly we will wait until there’s a clearing and when it’s safe, we will head out quickly to get you skiing. This is easy to do because small groups can be mobilized very quickly.
Here is our down day record for the past few years;
2017, 2018 Seasons – only 1 down day each
2016 – ZERO down days.
2013, 2014, 2015 Seasons – only 1 down day each
2012 season – 2 down days
2011 season – 3 days, huge snowfall winter!
2010 & 2009 seasons – Just 2 PARTIAL down days (we still did some skiing on both days!)
2008 season – NO down days!!
2007 season – Just 2 down days